Monday, June 4, 2018
Hello Everyone! So I'm happy to report that all the line art for my book is finished! The next step is to start painting with acrylics as well as some coloring using prismacolors. I plan on going to the art store to get some vellum bristol so I can begin printing out the line art and start painting. Each image is 14.5 inches by 11.5 inches with a quarter inch bleed. There are 26 illustrations total (two are double page spreads) and I am hoping to get at least one done every few days. Painting and coloring is always quicker for me so I am hoping to have all the illustrations done by the end of the year. The line art is posted below, the first four images are the front cover, back cover, dedication and title page.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Here is all the line art for my book so far. I have gone through all the pages and corrected any mistakes that I missed. It is what normally happens when I create a drawing - mistakes do not become apparent until a few days later or in some cases, weeks later. Line art is arguably the most important step since the line art acts as a guide for the painting. It is normal for me to spend more time on the line art instead of the actual painting. I have four more interior pages to go to conclude the story. I also have a title page, dedication page, front cover and back cover. I would like to start painting my book before the year finishes. The text for each image will be contained by a rectangle word balloon and will be one or two sentences at most. I know what the text will generally say, but it is not carved into stone at this point.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Here is the line art for pages one through ten. I am about half-way through all of the line art for my book. When the line art is complete, I will print the pages on sheets of bristol board and begin painting. There are twenty two interior illustrations and a cover that I need to do. The line art that you see here is not the final colors. I darkened the lines so you can view the line art easier. With each page there will be one or two sentences of text. What I have written for the text is not written in stone or anything, so it can be worded differently. I have posted the text below each image in italics.
I am an adventurer!
Adventurers go on quests and fight monsters!
We fight bad guys too!
Some quests are given to adventurers directly from the king.
Adventurers always defend the innocent!
Adventurers love to find treasure!
Adventurers like to go on quests with their friends.
Some adventurers are very strong.
Others are very quick and sneaky.
And some adventurers can use magic!
Again, the text you see is not hammered in stone so I am of course open to suggestions. Overall I am progressing at a good pace considering I am still busy with teaching this school year. I want to start painting by the end of this summer, hopefully I will have all the line art ready to go by then.